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Celebrating 100 Years of Empowering Girls and Women

You Are Invited...

To Camp Hochelaga's Centennial Senior Banquet Saturday June 15, 2019

Traditional Banquet Dinner, Awards, Candlelight Ceremony & an optional night in a Hochelaga Cabin!

Click below for more information and to reserve your ticket today

Join Us Saturday, June 15, 2019!

10 AM to 2 PM: Community Open House & Barbecue Lunch

2 PM to 4 PM: Alumnae Afternoon

5 PM to 9 PM: Centennial Senior Banquet Evening (ticketed event)

Join us in recognition and celebration of Camp Hochelaga's 100th year of empowering girls and women!

Ways to Give

YWCA Vermont Camp Hochelaga welcomes financial donations via many avenues. Please note that a gift made by mail, phone or in person at our office avoids the convenience fee charged to contributions made online by credit card.

To donate by mail, mail your check, along with a completed Gift Form, to 76 Pearl St., Suite 205 Essex Jct. VT 05452

To donate by phone, call (802) 862-7520

To donate online by credit card simply click here

YWCA Vermont is a 501(c)3 non-profit Tax ID 03-0214632, your gift is tax-deductible

 

Break Ground

$40,000.00 - Start to finish cost to replace Camp Hochelaga's tennis courts with a multi-use sport court.

$35,000.00 - Funds needed to refurbish the Halfway House bathroom.

$35,000.00 - Funds needed to restore the foundation of the historic Health House building.

$20,000.00 - Help us put a new sturdy metal roof on the Wig.

$2,000.00 - Puts a sturdy new metal roof on a camp cabin. Our generous donors have funded the replacement of 6 roofs to date. We have 8 more to go!

Grow Our Programs

$3,000.00 - Buys one new sailboat to help us grow our sailing program.

$1,000.00 - Supports us in obtaining new scripts for camp musicals and plays.

$500.00 - Brings exciting new supplies and projects to Arts & Crafts programs.

$150.00 - Buys one 4-person tent to help us grow our new overnight adventure trip program.

Support Sustainability

Your annual or monthly contribution of an amount that is comfortable to you as a sustaining mission supporter can help us cover the following:

$5,000.00 - Annual cost for grounds care for our 30 beautiful acres, helping us keep our grass, trees, and natural spaces healthy and well groomed.

$4,000.00 - Covers Camp Hochelaga's electricity costs for the entire season. Keep the lights on at camp!

Contact us to set up your annual or monthly gift and support us in covering our operating costs at camp each season.

Be An Advocate

Advocate for strong girls and women everywhere!

$4,000.00 - Supports YWCA VT in raising community awareness to social justice focused legislative work during YWCA USA's Stand Against Racism and Week Without Violence campaigns.

$3,000.00 - Sends 5 first-time campers to camp who would not be able to attend without financial support.

$1,000.00 - Provides the empowering and resource-filled Women's Weekend retreat to 4 women who would not be able to attend without financial support.

Leave a Legacy

Contact us to learn more about the impact that your bequest will have on the positive, sustainable future of Camp Hochelaga and YWCA Vermont.

Testimonials

"I love coming back to 'Laga because camp friends are friends like no other. By the end of the first day, you basically are best friends and by the end of the first week, you are pretty much sisters. I love all my 'Laga sisters!" 

"It's like a second home. There are so many activities! When I get home, I will be campsick! I love Camp Hochelaga" 

"Hochelaga is special because each time I come I meet new people, learn new things, and by the time I'm home, I'm campsick. Everything is exciting because Hochelaga has helped me become open to more new things. My cabin is my bedroom, and Hochelaga is my family! Everyone is kind and caring and the songs warm my heart"

"It's a really safe place to be. Everyone here is nice! Lots of bugs though..." 

"I love Hochelaga. It's the place where I know I can be myself"

SUPPORT IMMEDIATE NEEDS & ONGOING PROJECTS

Help Remodel the Halfway House Bathroom: $35,000 total project cost

Camp Hochelaga strives to complete a thorough remodel of the Halfway House bathroom on Upper Mid Line in the spring of 2019, with the goal to complete this project before the start of the 2019 camp season. Help us continue to provide safe, healthy bathroom facilities for our campers and staff for many years to come!

Help Restore the Health House: $35,000 - $40,000 total project cost 

One of Camp Hochelaga's oldest and longest standing buildings, the beloved and iconic Health House is in need of restoration to ensure structural soundness for years to come. Camp Hochelaga strives to complete this restoration by the start of the 2021 camp season. Help us save and update this beautiful piece of camp's history!

Build New Tennis / Sport Courts: $40,000 total project cost

Tennis has been a part of Camp Hochelaga tradition for many decades. Campers and staff of all ages have played hard and honed their skills on camp's beloved clay courts. As Camp Hochelaga enters her 100th year, the clay courts are in need of updating. Camp Hochelaga aims to install new courts by the start of the 2020 camp season. Help us replace them with long-lasting, versatile, low-maintenance sport courts that will promote the love of tennis, as well as other court sports!

Put a New Roof on a Cabin: $2,000 per roof - ONLY 6 LEFT TO GO!

With the support of generous, dedicated alumnae and donors, Camp Hochelaga has already replaced 8 of our 14 cabin roofs with long-lasting, weather proof metal roofs. Help us meet our goal to replace the remaining 6 cabin roofs!

In addition to the facility needs listed above, Camp Hochelaga is also working to grow supplies in many of our most loved camp programs. For more information on specific program needs or to learn more about current projects at Camp Hochelaga, please contact Hannah Bogard, Camp Director at hannah.bogard@ywcavt.org or by phone at (802) 862-7520. Thank you for your commitment to our community!

THANK YOU CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION SPONSORS!

 

Join YWCA Vermont & Camp Hochelaga in empowering women and girls to realize a sustainable future by fostering a community of inclusiveness and awareness. Give today.